Woodcuts from China
Water and Oil
Art Beatus Vancouver,
July 3rd to
August 31st, 2001
Bin An, Feng Cai, Hai-yan Chen, Biao Dong, Hao Hong, Yon-an
Huang, Guo-qiao Kong, Qun Li, Yun-fei Li, Zhong-xiang Li, Wei Liu,
Shyh-charng Lo, Gong-yi Wang, Ji-de Wu, Hong Yu, Yong-qui Zhang.
Water and Oil
Art Beatus Gallery is very pleased to announce a group exhibition of
contemporary prints. The show, entitled “Water and Oil”, gives a
modern glimpse behind the resources and a reflection of the image
through the eyes of the artist into Chinese Print Making. “Water and
Oil” has the ability to showcase assorted post 80’s woodcut designs,
recent lithographs, etchings, silk-screens and Serigraphs.
in China woodcuts were a way for replicating technologies to
emerge into art. Once thought advance forms of duplication woodcuts
were transformed into art thus a new form and inspiration was made
possible. Thrusting woodcuts in to art and creating a unique niche for
social development, woodcuts changed into an individual format that was
an open design allowing individuality to fit into any concept of style
while still relating to “the people”.
Hai-yan makes woodcuts based on her previous night’s dreams, creating
surreal yet vivid even political recounts of her nightly adventures.
Her dream sequence style differs greatly from Wang Gong-yi’s. Newspaper
stories clearly identify Wang’s works as “the quiet synergy of so many
slightly different understandings”. Wang Gong-yi utilizes traditional
techniques using both stone and plates to make natural subjects come
alive with abstract lines and textures. Lo Shyh-Charng changes the
palate again, you may take note when you are perusing through his
catalogs and see that Vancouver, BC has made a natural/true impact on
his method, perhaps best seen in his lithographic “Coast Mountain
Series”. Li Zhong-xiang’s approach clearly defines geographic
influences, being from Yunnan Province there is a certain sharpness
that remains simplistic through out his works.
cross the much needed bridge between people and technology
creating a closer bond with Mother Nature. Geography and outside
influences can also be seen as a factor on many woodcut styles. You may
see many styles in this show differ due to these aforementioned points.
Individuality, Geography and Personality all reflect
differently in Water and Oil.
Art Beatus, with galleries in Vancouver, Canada and
Hong Kong, showcasing international arts with a focus on contemporary
Chinese art. The Vancouver Art Beatus Gallery is on the upper plaza at
888 Nelson Street.
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